Television showrunner Shonda Rhimes will debut her first book, "Year of Yes," in November. Simon & Schuster, which signed up Rhimes for a book in 2013, announced the title and release date Tuesday.
For the entire year of 2014, Rhimes said "yes" to each opportunity that came her way. The book tells that story.
"Saying yes for an entire year turned out to be one of the most amazing decisions I have ever made," Rhimes said in a statement. "It was also a little insane, a lot terrifying and sometimes wildly embarrassing. So this is not a story I ever planned to share with anyone. However, once Simon & Schuster asked me, I had no choice -- what else could I say but yes?"
Rhimes, one of the successful women in Hollywood, is the creator of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" and has executive produced "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Private Practice." Her many awards incude a Golden Globe, multiple NAACP Image Awards, the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal from Harvard University, and the Eleanor Roosevelt Global Women's Rights Award from the Feminist Majority Foundation.
In a statement, Simon and Schuster vice president and editor in chief Marysue Rucci said, "It's mind-boggling that the mega-talented Shonda Rhimes, one of the most admired and accomplished women in Hollywood, would feel the need to challenge her status quo. But by saying yes for a year, she truly transformed her life for the better in every way. 'Year of Yes' is surprising, hilarious, poignant and accessible. It's easy to imagine this book inspiring a movement and we couldn't be more excited to publish it at Simon & Schuster."
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